AN ANNUAL competition to find the country's top tradesperson is now open and its organisers are on the hunt for people from Oswestry.

Britain's Top Tradeperson – a competition which aims to celebrate the outstanding work and professionalism of UK tradespeople – is now into its 10th year and is run by Screwfix, which has a store in the town.

Plumbers, electricians, builders and carpenters from Oswestry can put themselves forward to win the top prize – a £20,000 trade bundle which includes £10,000 worth of tools, £5,000 of technology and £5,000 to go towards future training.

The top tradespeople in the UK will be shortlisted to take part in a semi-final, after which 10 finalists will be invited to Screwfix LIVE in Farnborough to meet with a panel of judges, where one exceptional individual will win the top prize and title.

Caroline Welsh, director of brand and marketing at Screwfix said: "As Screwfix celebrates the 10th anniversary of Britain’s Top Tradesperson, our goal is to find someone who is the embodiment of their trade.

“The search is on to crown someone who not only champions their trade, but also acts as an ambassador to help futureproof the industry and encourage future generations.

"Since we launched the competition in 2009, we have seen record levels of entrants year on year and we are excited to see what this year has to offer.

"We know from talking to our trade customers how much they enjoy taking part, and with such strong competition we will be looking for one high calibre individual."

Entries are open until August 4, 2019 and you can enter at: